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Majors

08/20/14

New Blue Nile site focuses on the UAE

In an ongoing attempt to grow outside of the U.S., Blue Nile has launched an Arabic language version of its website, allowing consumers in the United Arab Emirates to shop in their native language. 

08/19/14

Etsy pushes wholesale business out of test mode

Aiming to get its products in more stores across the country, Etsy, the popular marketplace for handmade goods, officially has launched its wholesale division to allow retailers access to products from smaller designers. 

08/15/14

Fine jewelry among JCP’s top sellers

Fine jewelry was a strong performer in the second quarter for J.C. Penney Co. Inc., a quarter in which sales increased and the retailer’s losses shrank. 

08/14/14

Ivory, rhino horn ban now in effect in NY

The sale of elephant ivory, mammoth ivory and rhino horn officially is banned in the State of New York, following Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s signing of the legislation Tuesday. 

08/13/14

Appointments: Pandora, Scott Kay, PDE

Two C-level hires at Scott Kay, a new chief financial officer at Pandora and additions to the Panama Diamond Exchange’s board of directors are among the recent career advancements in the industry. 

08/13/14

Pandora: Sales in the Northeast US are lagging

To combat what it says are sluggish sales in the Northeast, Pandora said it will “refresh the network,” starting with the purchase of the Pandora stores owned and operated by Hannoush Jewelers. 

08/12/14

Barneys settles racial profiling cases

Barneys New York has reached an agreement that it will pay $525,000 and adopt new anti-profiling policies to settle the racial profiling cases against it, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman said. 

08/12/14

Amazon still has the lowest watch, jewelry prices

While Amazon continues to have the lowest jewelry and watch prices online, other retailers slowly are gaining ground on the Internet giant, a recent report by think tank L2 shows. 

08/11/14

Birks CFO won’t relocate, opts to leave company

A recent Securities and Exchange Commission filing by Birks Group Inc. shows that Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Michael Rabinovitch, who has been with the retailer since August 2005, will leave the company in October.